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£1,030raised of £500 target by 60 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,030 to Fund youth football charity in memory of my dad

    Midlothian UK
    Funded on Sunday, 1st October 2017

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    I am representing Midlothian in the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run. Just after entering and being selected to represent Midlothian, my father passed away in hospital during his recovery for bladder cancer. My dad was a huge part of my life and I am now doing this run in his name. So what am i raising money for? Ever since I can remember my dad was the coach for youth football teams and managed clubs like Hutchison Vale, Edina Hibs, Portobello Thistle and his local primary school, Towerbank Primary school. The problem with youth football is that it is very difficult to fund and relies heavily on lottery grants etc. My dad would always go on about how difficult it is to find sponsorship for equipment and new strips etc. I thought about doing the run for cancer research but the whole point of me entering was to inspire my children and my community and therefore I want to raise money that will benefit the community I live in. Arniston Rangers YFC was formed but a couple of volunteers and has grown overwhelmingly over the last few years. Hundreds of kids in the community benefit from being part of the club and everyone involved as it is with most Youth football clubs are volunteer's. My dad always tried to make a difference to youth football and this is my way of helping him do that. I would love your support as would the kids of Midlothian.



    • Mark DOBSON1 year ago
      Mark DOBSON

      Mark DOBSON

      1 year ago

      Well I am now one week into my fundraising which will last a total of 30 days. I set a conservative target of £500 and already I have raised £465. I haven't had many donations through my facebook updates but I have lots of friends on here that I know are totally gagging to get on my page and support me. So don't be shy guys, you don't have to wait until the last minute. It's all for a good cause and I'm putting in the training runs for a respectable time. Thank you to everyone who has supported me so far. Your support make a difference

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    • Melissa Murray

      Melissa Murray

      Sep 29, 2017

      Pay day came. Still donating with hugs too though. Best of luck on your run and congratulations on your fundraising. From the Murray clan. Xx


    • Anonymous


      Sep 27, 2017


    • Jack Bolden

      Jack Bolden

      Sep 26, 2017

      Break a leg


    • Stuart Duff

      Stuart Duff

      Sep 25, 2017

      Good luck on the day Mark

    • Andy Sinclair

      Andy Sinclair

      Sep 25, 2017

      All the best m8


    • Jamie Craig

      Jamie Craig

      Sep 25, 2017

      Good luck, Mark!


    • Steven King

      Steven King

      Sep 25, 2017

      Good luck, Mark.


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    Mark DOBSON

    Mark DOBSON

    Midlothian UK

    I'm a father of 3 and a grandfather of 1. Community and family is very important to me and therefore I try to do running events to help the local charity Arniston Rangers YFC, who do so much for the youngsters in Gorebridge and the surrounding community. Every penny helps!

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